Tutorial/Workshop on Foundation SystemC

A Beginnerís tutorial on Digital Systemsí Design with SystemC

Tutorial Description
This is planned as a 2-hour tutorial, covering the following topics, with examples shown on a compiler as appropriate.
  • Introduction to SystemC; The move towards Electronic System-Level design and
  • Hardware/Software Co-design
  • SystemC design environment, modelling abstraction and design flow
  • SystemC language architecture
  • SystemC Helloworld!
  • SystemC Interfaces, SystemC Channels, SystemC Ports
  • SystemC Time
  • SystemC Processes
  • SystemC Hierarchy
  • SystemC Examples
  • Brief Introduction to Transaction Level Modelling (TLM)

This tutorial will be of relevance to those interested in digital design of Integrated Circuits, especially at a system-level. Basic digital electronics concepts and programming concepts are required. Knowledge of object-oriented concepts in general and in context of C++ in particular would be a bonus.

Speakerís Bio-sketch:
Dr. Syed Waqar Nabi, Assistant Professor, Namal College (Associate College, University of Bradford), Mianwali, Pakistan.
E-mail: w.nabi@bradford.ac.uk
Dr. Syed Waqar Nabi completed his Engineering Doctorate (PhD) in System Level Integration (System-on-Chip) from University of Glasgow in 2009. He worked as an Assistant Professor at COMSATS IIT for about a year and a half, after which he joined Namal College, Mianwali, in August 2010. He is the Head of Department, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and also acts as the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the College. He is also carrying out research in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science, University of Glasgow. He has done extensive work in the area of Reconfigurable System on Chip.

Time: 12:00-13:30, 6th September 2011.
Venue: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National University of Science & Technology, Sector H-12, Islamabad.

Registration Fee: Rs. 500
The workshop is free for people registered for the International Conference on Emerging Technologies 2011.